Singer Meesha Shafi responds to remarks of UN Director for her

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Singer Meesha Shafi responds to remarks of UN Director for her

ISLAMABAD - Singer Meesha Shafi has responded to the remarks of UN Executive Director for voicing its support for #MeToo campaign.

She thanked in response to a joint statement issued by Purna Sen, UN Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and other forms of Discrimination, Jamshed Kazi, UN Women Country Representative, Pakistan and Neil Buhne, UN Resident Coordinator, Pakistan

“As the courage of #MeToo speakers across the world forces a reconsideration of how violence against women is managed and ended, we express our solidarity with victims and with the pressure for change. This is as urgent in Pakistan as it is in the rest of the world,” they said.

In Pakistan, women have long called attention to the variety and extent of violence – from crimes of ‘honour’ to laws on rape to ending child marriage and the prevalence of domestic violence.

The UN officials also acknowledged the progress made to tackle violence against women, honour killings, child abuse and gender inequality.

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